• Air Flights

    Major airlines fly into Cape Town and Johannesburg on a daily basis. You won’t get cheaper fares by booking them in Southern Africa so you may as well book them from wherever you are/live.
  • Baz Bus Hop on Hop off

    The Baz Bus is a hop-on, hop-off backpackers bus in South Africa. It’s an easy way to get from A to B and a fun way to meet other travellers. They drop you at your backpacking hostel door.
  • Buy back Car Companies

    Buy a car here for your journey through Southern Africa and save up to 60% in rental fees!
  • Car Hire South Africa

    There are a number of cheap car hire operators in South Africa. All of the cities in South Africa have car hire branches.
  • Long distance trains

    Southern Africa does not have a great railroad infrastructure so travelling by train is fairly restrictive (but fun nonetheless).
  • Minibus taxis

    Without doubt, the cheapest way to travel is to use local black transport systems or “minibus taxis”. They require nerves of steel but are definitely the most efficient way to get around pretty much anywhere in South Africa.

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Long Distance Buses

There are a number of long distance buses including Translux, Intercape, Greyhound and the Baz Bus (which is the only real backpacker bus).


Transport

  • Mainliner bus services

    These are usually air-conditioned “luxury buses” which have on-board toilets and a hostess who occasionally offers you a sugary drink or blanket. “Chicken (pack ‘em and stack ‘em) busses” are cheaper, less spacious, more crowded, more likely to be fun (if you have a sense of humour) and more likely to break down. In some areas they may be the only bus service and are unlikely to have a strict timetable.
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Drakensberg International Backpackers
this magical playground lies beneath the towering peaks of Cleopatra and Giants Castle.
(Highmoor,Drakensberg Backpacker Hostels)

WildRooster Backpackers
This Backpackers is perched on a hill where hutted green hills roll down to the river mouth and to the sea - an oasis of tranquillity
(Mdumbi,Wild Coast)

Ansteys Beach Backpackers
Ansteys Beach Backpackers is just a short walk from the world famous “Cave Rock” surf break. The perfect place to stay at in Durban if you are after waves and beaches.
(Durban ,Durban)

The Old Bridge Backpackers
Stay here and they'll get you to the Delta on an affordable trip. This backpackers overlooks the hippo pool and the old bridge in Maun.
(MaunBotswana,Botswana)

Tekweni Ecotours
Tours in Durban and out in the bush and mountains.
(Durban ,Durban)

Kruger Inn Backpackers
Kruger Inn Backpackers is a community inside a nature reserve, on the border of the Kruger National Park.
(Marloth Park,Mpumalanga)

Cocomo Restaurant
An eclectic mix of tropical village lifestyle and flavour-full cuisine
(Wilderness,Garden Route)

Bushbaby Lodge
This Hluhluwe backpackers is conveniently situated for easy access to Hluhluwe/iMfolozi park.
(Hluhluwe,Zululand)

Robertson Backpackers
This backpackers in Robertson is a friendly spot and a great base for exploring Route 62.
(Robertson,Route 62)

Gouritz Bungy
Great bridgeand bungy jumping at the Gouritz River.
(Mossel Bay,Garden Route)